8:30 a.m., Sept. 17
AG's Report Clearing Sanders Is a Joke, as Expected. Here's Some Advice: Follow the Money
In the summer of last year, the office of Attorney General Jerry Brown said it would investigate whether Mayor Jerry Sanders deserved the "corrupt" tag for his behavior in the Sunroad scandal. City Attorney Mike Aguirre had used that word, and the entire developer-dominated establishment had come out to support Sanders. There were two things that were completely predictable back then: 1. That the AG'sreport would exonerate Sanders and 2. That it would be issued right before the election of 2008. Today, the report came out. It is hilarious -- as twisted and dishonest as the report by Sanders's own so-called ethics chief. Follow the money: here are some of the San Diego developer/establishment people that contributed to Brown in 2006: John and Rebecca Moores, each $5,600; Sycuan $11,200; Sempra Energy $11,200, and San Diego law firm Seltzer Caplan McMahon and Vitek $10,800. (Sanders's aide Julie Dubick had worked for Seltzer Caplan before joining the mayor. Her husband had done work for Sunroad.) One of the many corrupt acts of Sanders and his minions during the Sunroad episode was the police chief's refusal to carry out a judge-approved search warrant to look into Tom Story, Sunroad official and ex-San Diego development bureaucrat. A Brown official backed the police chief in his action. That same official shortly blessed Sanders's call for an AG investigation of the matter. The whole matter smells; mainstream media are falling for it. Will San Diego voters?